The Memorial

The Memorial


memorialThe elegant memorial on the left houses the graves of 88 of the children who died. I encourage you to visit the memorial garden which is a very special place.

There are other features in the garden which are profoundly moving in their simplicity. Wales has experienced many mining disasters, the nearby town of Cilfynydd (where my mother was born and family lived for many years) lost 290 miners in 1894, and Senghennydd lost 439 miners in 1913 – the greatest number in a British mining disaster.


But, Aberfan in 1966 will always be seen by many as Britain’s worst mining disaster and Wales’s greatest loss.

The Children who Died

Up to this point, the names of the adults and children who died have not been published. Historically, this has reflected a desire of the families to remember everyone who died as a community. However, more that 40 years later, the those people’s names should not be forgotten. Here are the 144 names of the children and adults who died. 

Read, and take time to reflect on the lives of the
116 children and 28 adults who died and are listed below

Aged Three Months
Aged Nine Years (cont)
Aged Ten Years (cont)
Gareth Evans David Morgan Davies Christine George
  Royston Carl Davies Richard Phillip Goldsworthy
Aged Three Years
Ian Dougall Stephen Vaughan Hopkins
Catherine Elizabeth Evans Brian Michael Gough Eryl Mai Jones
  Trevor Timothy Gray John Islwyn Jones
Aged Seven Years
Dwynwen Griffiths Jean Launchbury
Howell Lloyd Evans Lynn Harding Robert Breeze
Michael Fitzpatrick Roger Dyfrig Hayes Jeanette Lynne Brown
Angela Vaughan Hopkins Royston Hodkinson Desmond Carpenter
Carl Minnett Maralyn Carol Howells Michael Collins ·
Thomas Probert Annette Hughes Maralyn Minnett
David Paul Roberts Necia James Robert George Minney
Roger Colin Summers Janet Jones Norma Mumford
  Kevin Thomas Jones Geoffrey Derek Needs
Aged Eight Years
Paul Jones Corwyn Thomas Reakes
Malcolm Andrew Robert Garfield Jones Lorraine Rosa Isabel Richards
Dennis Arscott Susan Jones Megan Olwen Robbins
Brian Davies John Anthony King Anthony John Sullivan
Edwin Davies Sharon Lewis Victoria Marie Symonds
Paul Davies Sandra Leyshon Randolph Tudor
Anthony Wayne England Barbara Eileen Minney Anthony Joseph Watkins
Maureen Mary Evans Phillip Mumford Carol Williams
Daphne May Fudge Jill Elizabeth Parfitt June Margaret Williams
Gillian Gough Christine Prosser Peter Williams
Jennifer Haines Howard David Prosser  
Anthony David Hill Layton Kerrie Reakes
Aged Eleven Years
Linda Hodkinson Julie Jeannine Regan Merrill Barnard
Robert Orville Jones Sylvia Frances Richards Yvonne Drage
Anne Catherine Lee Martine Anne Short Jean Winifred Evans
Susan Meredith Annette Smith Gillian Irene Jones
Cheryl Mortimer Avis Elizabeth Sullivan Edward Clive Mumford
Arthur O’Brien Keith Williams  
Karen O’Brien  
Aged Twelve Years
Valmai Mary Owen
Aged Ten Years
Patricia Probert
Jacqueline Powell Linda Anderson  
Julie Price Kelvin David Andrew
Aged Thirteen Years
Joseph Wilkshire Royston Barrett Sheila Fitzpatrick
Angela Williams Kay Bowns Michael Jones
David William Williams Peter Collins Vincent Clark Parfitt
Graham Williams Susan Mary Crotty  
Anthony Wayne Gareth Davies
Aged Fourteen Years
Aged Nine Years
David Trefor Davies Robert Coffey
Carol Anderson Terence Malcolm Davies Raymond John Collins
Edwina Bartlett Sandra Pauline Donovan Andrew Rees
Carol Ann Carpenter  

 

Adults who died

Michael Davies 21 Lewis Jones 46 John Morgan Evans 65
Marjorie Anne Rees 22 David Beynon 47 Tydfil Jane Taylor 73
Brian Harris 24 Richard Jones 48 Catherine Jones 75
Marjorie Christine Evans 26 Sidney Russell 53 Frederick Hanson 78
Graham Russel 26 Myrtle Irene Thomas 54 Ann Jennings
Patricia Evans 32 Charles Thomas 60 Lucy May Mytton
Gwyneth Collins 34 Margaret Jane Carston 61 Susan Probert
Margareta Bates 35 Evelyn Mary Jones 61  
Nancy Williams 44 Evan George Carston 64  
Glenys Gabriel Jones 46 Albert Mytton 64  

Aberfan is a small village with only a few roads. On that terrible day 35 children and adults from Moy Road died, 12 from Brynfaf, 8 from Aberfan Road, 7 from Cottrell Street, 7 from Oakfield Road, 6 from Canonbie Crescent, 6 from Pleasant View, 6 from Thomas Street, 6 from Aberfan Fawr, 4 from Aberfan Crescent and smaller numbers from other roads in Aberfan and the near area.

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